I had the spectacular opportunity to be a part of the 5 On Your Side Partnership Program this year. In this program, students from Ladue High School and Gateway Stem High School collaborate to create a PSA. This year, the PSA topic was centered around the idea that one should be cautious about what he or she posts online. This prompt resonated with me due to the amount of social media use my peers and I participate in. This program was an amazing way to connect with students from a different background and brainstorm creative ideas. My group did not get their proposed idea chosen, but had an amazing time getting to know each other as well as thinking creatively about video ideas. In addition, we had the fantastic chance to tour the 5 On Your Side studio. Seeing an impressive studio and the professional side of Broadcast Technology was amazing. This experience was memorable and truly enjoyable. I appreciated the ability to harmoniously collaborate and create while at the same time having fun. I am so grateful for and will never forget this incredible opportunity.
Originally, I wanted to create a behind the scenes look into the costume crew of Footloose, Ladue's spring musical. While starting my project, I ran into difficulties. Many student did not want to be interviewed, the hectic environment backstage didn't provide for good camera shots, and an unclear storyline deterred me from continuing with my original plan. Instead, I decided to interview the new acting student teacher Ms.Krenning. I learned a lot in the process of making this video. I learned how to take a project that I believed would not work out, and turn it into a video that provided insight into a new member of the Ladue community. I also learned that teamwork is incredibly important and the ideas and advice of others can help tremendously. I enjoyed this project to a degree. I liked getting to know Ms.Krenning and other students involved in Footloose, however I easily got discouraged when aspects of my project went amiss. In the scheme of things, I gained many new skills that will help me in my future endeavors in Broadcast Technology. Most importantly, I leaned how to adjust my perfectionist inside me and allow a good project to flourish. To watch my video click here.
I am a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I am the executive producer of Ladue View and I enjoy making and staring in videos I create in class and out of class. I work hard in my contributions to the art of videography. I am passionate in my efforts to inform others and inspire many.